Our friend/client, Nancy Dillman owned Easter Bunnette, dam of Havre de Grace.
Our friends/clients, Roy & Gretchen Jackson (Lael Stable) won the Coolmore Lexington S. with their 3yr old Tapit colt, DIVINING ROD out of MG1SW mare Precious Kitten. Nicoma Bloodstock purchased the mare privately on behalf of the Jackson's.
Breeder Jim Miller celebrates again with a win on Saturday.
Our friend/client, John & Jerry Moss had a winner at Santa Anita on Saturday. RUTILE is out of the mare Set Them Free, who is boarded at Mill Ridge Farm and is the dam of Kentucky Derby winner GIACOMO.
Breeder Jim Miller (our friend/client) enjoyed a win on Saturday at Oakland Park.
RAZORBACK H.-GIII, $250,000, OPX, 3-14, 4yo/up,1 1/16m, 1:44 4/5, gd.
RACE DAY, 115, c, 4, by Tapit
1st Dam: Rebalite, by More Than Ready ($120,000 RNA yrl '12 KEESEP; $285,000 HRA >14 KEENOV).
O-Matthew Schera; B-James Miller (KY);
T-Todd A Pletcher; J-John R Velazquez. $150,000.
Lifetime Record: 7-4-1-2, $250,450.
Some of our friends/clients had nice racing results from the weekend.
DELIGHTFUL JOY 3yo filly (Tapit/Graeme Six) - B/Besilu Stable - won a MSW @ Gulfstream Park. The filly was foaled at Mill Ridge Farm. She is featured in the TDN, In Sharper Focus.
CALIFORNIA CHROME ran second, beaten by Shared Belief in the San Antonia Invitational S (GII) @ Santa Anita. Owners Perry Martin & Steve Coburn said the horse will head to Dubai.
For too long Central Kentucky's horse farms have been alluring but inaccessible. Like a gorgeous shop window with the store behind it off limits, they entice but frustrate visitors.
Some dedicated and forward- thinking members of the Thoroughbred industry have invested a lot of their own time, money and thought to form Horse Country in an effort to change all that.
It's a welcome initiative that promises to, at last, give visitors a chance to experience and learn about our signature industry.
Congratulations to our friends/clients.
CROSS THE LINE 3yr old colt (Line of David/Beer Baroness) won the CALIFORNIA DERBY - breeder - Lynn Schiff
KITTEN'S POINT (Kitten's Joy/Rendezvous Point) won the ASTRA S. in Santa Anita - owner/breeder - George Strawbridge, Jr.
"CHROME" takes home the hardware. Steven Coburn and Perry Martin's CALIFORNIA CHROME won two Eclipse Awards - Champion 3 Year Old Male and Horse of the Year.
FARMS UNITE IN HORSE COUNTRY by Michele MacDonald with the TDN
Mill Ridge Sales has the following horses consigned in the Keeneland January Sale (Jan. 12-15)